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AMC declares 2 more micro containment zones, removes six others

The AMC in a meeting on Tuesday decided to remove six societies from the micro containment list. But two new societies were added due to the high number of COVID-19 cases being reported from them. A released from the civic body said that at present there are 44 micro containment zones within the AMC limit...

AMC fines Rajasthan hospital Rs77 lakh for delay in admitting COVID-19 patient that lead to his death

The AMC on Sunday fined Rajasthan Hospital Rs77 lakh and also filed a case against the hospital board management. This comes a week after the civic body issued a show cause notice to the hospital including the trustee for delay in admitting COVID-19 patients which resulted in the death of the patient.  The AMC filed...

HC asks AMC to take strict action against Rajasthan Hospital for death of COVID-19 patient

The Gujarat High Court has directed the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to take strict action against city-based Rajasthan Hospital for not rendering timely treatment to a COVID-19 patient resulting in his death. The direction came during the hearing of multiple petitions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Taking cognisance of media reports on the...

AMC showcauses Rajasthan Hospital for lapse in treatment of COVID-19 patient

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has issued a showcause notice to a city-based private hospital for violation of the conditions enshrined in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) entered with the civic body for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The showcause notice issued to Rajasthan Hospital provides that the hospital was responding casually and in an...

West zones of A’bad are now recording more COVID-19 cases

Even as Gujarat registers a rise in COVID-19 cases post the opening of the lockdown, similar trends are being witnessed across Ahmedabad too. In fact, the zones that saw a surge during the lockdown are now registering lower cases while those that had low numbers are now seeing a surge. So far the concentration of...

2,420 beds vacant in pvt hospitals that have an MOU with AMC for COVID-19

The Ahmedabad Hospital and Nursing Home Association (AHNS) has begun putting up an online detail of vacant beds in designated COVID-19 hospitals with which the AMC has an MOU. The move comes after the municipal commissioner asked that details of vacant beds in such hospitals be put online for the benefit of citizens. As per...

For not wearing mask, AMC fines 922 people in a day, collects over Rs1 lakh

The lifting of lockdown and the resultant relaxations has resulted in Amdavadis throwing caution to the wind. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has in a day collected over Rs1 lakh as fine from citizens who chose to venture out without a mask. Read also: SVP hosp mgmt issues notice to contract company that had announced...

Govt not to charge late fee for birth/death registration, valid from Mar 4 to July 31

The government has decided not to charge a late fee for birth and death registration from March 4 to July 31. This means any birth/death that happened or may happen during the said period will not be charged a late fee in case there is delay in registering the same, media reports said. It should...

AMC fines two pvt hospitals in A’bad Rs5 lakh each for turning away, charging COVID-19 patients

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has penalised two private hospitals Rs5 lakh each for turning away infected patients referred to them by the civic body and also charging the said patients. The two hospitals were designated COVID-19 treatment centres and 50% of their beds had been reserved for the same. In a release issued on...

Hospital in A’bad gets AMC notice for admitting pvt patients on AMC quota beds

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has issued a notice to a private hospital, Artham Hospital, in Ambawadi for financial irregularities, flouting norms and refusing to admit a COVID-19 patient under the AMC quota. The hospital is accused of saying no to a patient on the grounds of no bed availability under AMC quota and then...

Mayor Bijal Patel, others, take part in sapling distribution in micro containment zone!

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and mayor Bijal Patel were once again caught in a controversy after a sapling distribution in a society that has been declared as a micro containment zone by the civic body. The tulsi sapling distribution was organised at the Mangalmurti Apartment in Naranpura, which is a micro containment zone, as...

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation identifies 46 micro-containment zones in city

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has identified 46 micro-containment zones in the city, thereby reducing the number of people covered in such zones to nearly 70,000 as compared to almost 13 lakh earlier. The micro-containment zones have been identified as the fifth phase of the coronavirus induced lockdown comes into effect from June 1. The...